Tar Heel Rundown: October 9
Release: 10/09/2013

There's going to be lots of good content on the site today. Come back at least once, maybe twice, to make sure you see it all.


These ACC power rankings mention the likelihood that Carolina's fortunes look much brighter in the second half of the season...Nice move by several members of the football team, spending their off day at an elementary school...Ranking the ACC players--by fantasy football value...Now that T.J. Logan has avoided a redshirt, he wants to make a big impact...


On a day when we'll have lots more Dean Smith content on the site, this photo of the coach and his family in 1982 looks like it belongs in a time capsule...Here's a photo gallery of classic images of the Hall of Fame Tar Heel coach...Harrison Barnes (foot inflammation) and Tyler Zeller (hip) didn't play in their respective preseason games last night...Ty Lawson did play, and had seven points and five assists...By the way, remember that offseason incident that was big news for Lawson? Not as big news: the charges were dismissed this week...Tyler Hansbrough is making a big impression in Toronto, where famed Celtics broadcaster Tom Heinsohn says he is the kind of player "you want to punch in the mouth," which seems like a compliment. Of course, Heinsohn meant it figuratively, whereas some people actually do it...Not exactly sure which sport heading this belongs in, but Slate tried to assign one sport to each state, and North Carolina got...car racing?

Olympic sports

Carolina remains in the top 10 in this week's field hockey RPI...Men's soccer dropped a tough one last night to Clemson...Interesting DTH piece on how ACC's increased size means increased travel (and travel costs)...

Today's games


Tar Heels in the NFL

Interesting read on how Giovani Bernard's 28-yard run was the decisive play in Cincinnati's win over New England...Could the Patriots be interested in trading for Hakeem Nicks?...In his third year, Robert Quinn is realizing his potential.

Today in Tar Heel history

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Long read

Sixteen years ago today, Dean Smith retired. Whether you watched every second of it live or have never seen it before, it's worth watching his retirement press conference:

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